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Becoming Abigail
by Chris Abani | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/31/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by DubaiReader): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 31, 2008

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Synopsis from Amazon:
"This is a poignant novella about the trials of immigration. Tough, spirited and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that is enlightening." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 25, 2009

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A beautifully written but harrowing and frustrating story - and true to life, I'm afraid. This is a thin book (a novella), but definitely not light reading. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 27, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/28/2009 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Next off to ApoloniaX, who picked this book from the IVBB. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing from Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal on Thursday, October 01, 2009

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Received this book today - from the Intercultural VBB.
And some lovely Holiday Gift goodies!
Thank you so much, Annimanni!!!!! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing from Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal on Thursday, March 04, 2010

7 out of 10

I agree with Annimanni - beautifully written, but frustrating and harrowing. It is told in wonderful poetic prose, which stands in such a contrast to the brutal violence that Abigail is confronted with, violence that is constantly understated and often only slightly indicated. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Global Village, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/19/2010 UTC) at Global Village, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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KiwiinEngland picked this book from the Global Village VBB

Travelling to Dublin now. 


Journal Entry 7 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, May 24, 2010

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This has safely arrived, along with a good luck charm to ensure volcanic activity doesn't prevent me getting to the Bookcrossing Uncon in Swindon (a handmade magnet!) Thanks so much ApoloniaX for sending on this book. 


Journal Entry 8 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, October 11, 2010

8 out of 10

A story worth reading. It took a little bit to get into the style of how this was writen, but I think the style added to the story.

Chosen by Vilda from the African VBB run in January/February 2011. 


Journal Entry 9 by kiwiinengland at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/18/2011 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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This was picked by Vilda from the African VBB. Posted via royal mail (first class post). 


Journal Entry 10 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Arrived safely today. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to reading this one! 


Journal Entry 11 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Monday, August 27, 2012

9 out of 10

What a painful and beautiful story. Ifound it very capturing and Abigail will stay with me for a long time, I'm sure.

Now this novella is reserved for a VBB. 


Journal Entry 12 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Friday, September 14, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/14/2012 UTC) at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden

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Picked from your own VBB.  


Journal Entry 13 by DubaiReader at Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Thankyou so much for sending this Vilda.

I chose it from the Global VBB. 


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